International Student Advisor Global Engagement – International Student & Scholar Services (https://global.ucsc.edu)
JOB #: 1807756
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $3583.33-$4333.33/monthly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Reporting to the Director of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), the International Student Advisor is part of a dynamic team of professionals committed to supporting the growing international population at UCSC, with 1,700+ international students representing more than 50 countries worldwide. The incumbent provides the full range of student services to international students on F-1 or J-1 visas, serves as Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 student program, and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 exchange visitor program.
Maintains in-depth, advanced knowledge to interpret and provide guidance on federal immigration regulations as they pertain to our international students in F-1 and J-1 status. Independently advises students and recommends solutions to visa and enrollment issues related to the visa status of the student. Advises staff, faculty and management on immigration and intercultural issues as they arise. Works with management to recommend changes to policies, practices and procedures with regard to UCSC international student experience and programming. The International Student Advisor is involved with international student cases from the time students are admitted, to issuing the required documents and engaging in advising during a student's time at UCSC, ensuring a smooth transition and acclimation process through orientations and workshops.
The Division of Global Engagement (GE) advances the University's teaching, research and service mission by working collaboratively throughout the institution to promote global engagement and advance campus internationalization by increasing mobility among students and faculty, promoting faculty engagement in international initiatives, and developing strategic partnerships abroad. GE interacts with campus leadership on strategic planning and initiatives to elevate the reputation of UCSC globally. GE units include Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Global initiatives.
Some special conditions:
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Must have the ability to travel, domestically and internationally.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or Naturalized Permanent Resident.
Bachelor's degree in related area or combination of equivalent experience / training.
Intermediate knowledge of F-1 and J-1 visa regulations (at least one year of experience being DSO and/or ARO).
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with highly demanding workload and under pressure of deadlines.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 02-22-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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